Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Advice for Waterloo SE/CS/CE students about grad school

I wrote this in an email to a Waterloo Software Engineering student, but it’s worthwhile to put on the Internet more broadly. Let’s take a step back and talk about graduate school vs undergrad. For a PhD essentially all of the action is in your thesis and very little is your courses. Of course you’re not signing up for a PhD at the moment but instead a Master’s, so it’s not quite the same.